‘You can be up here too’: Oscar winner H.E.R. tells young Blacks and Filipinos

Filipina American singer-songwriter H.E.R. has a message for young Blacks and Filipinos.H.E.R., who won the best original song for “Fight for You” from “Judas and the Black Messiah” at the 93rd Academy Awards, said her victory sends a message for the young and the minority.

She is proud to represent them at the prestigious global stage.

After winning the Oscar, she said, “Me being up there is a message to all the young Black and Filipino girls. You can be up here too. What you say matters, what you sing, what you write—it matters. It’s a reflection of who we are.”

She added, “I’m just happy to represent. I can’t believe I’m here.”

The 23-year-old music artist, whose real name is Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson, also finds her Oscar win timely as it came after the George Floyd murder verdict.

In March, H.E.R. also bagged two Grammy awards— Song of the Year for “I Can’t Breathe” and Best R&B Song for “Better than I Imagined.”

Source: https://interaksyon.philstar.com/celebrities/2021/04/26/190502/you-can-be-up-here-too-oscar-winner-h-e-r-tells-young-blacks-and-filipinos/

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